Non-traditional traditions

Non-traditional Traditions

“It’s more than just a walk. It’s a revitalization of love between family.” This is how senior Katayoon Anoushiravani describes her family’s unique holiday tradition. “We go by the ocean sometimes in San Francisco and look at the Christmas lights glimmering in the background,” she says.

December 9, 2010
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The Hogwarts Express surges towards its last stop

Harry Potter

“It’s the ending of a legacy,” sophomore Derrick Leong says about “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” the new movie based on the seventh installation of the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. The book had been split into two separate movies, the first of which premiered on November 19.

December 9, 2010
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Coaches and their recipes for success

Coaches

Coaching is a skill. It’s a skill that helps young athletes become stronger at their game and as individuals. Some athletes prefer an intense coach who shouts while others want a calm coach. So naturally, different coaching styles have their own benefits.

December 9, 2010
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Music: bridging the teacher-student gap

Music

As the bell rings to mark the end of the class period, sophomore Jon Zuehlke walks out of class and puts his iPod headphones in his ears. Like many students at Aragon, music is important to him. But this does not hold true for just students. Music also plays a big part in the lives of teachers.

December 9, 2010
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The Outlook visits the San Francisco Auto Show

Auto

The San Francisco International Auto Show was held between Nov. 19 and 27. With cars from across the world, the show had something for everyone, from Saabs to Lamborghinis and Fords to Rolls Royces. The Outlook sent a reporter to the show with a mission: to touch tires, examine engines, and preview price tags. This is what we found.

December 9, 2010
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The Don: A past and present look at the Aragon mascot

Don

“The emphasis [of Aragon] has always been on intellectual and academic growth, discovery, invention and reinvention. We never stopped long enough from these endeavors to cultivate and maintain tradition, reach out to alumni and honor our history,” says former Aragon counselor Sue Barizon.

November 12, 2010
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Parent perspectives on applying for college

Parents

Parents play very critical roles in the tough but rewarding college application process. It involves studying for SATs, completing applications, researching colleges and much more. Darwin Chan, father of a current sophomore Lauren Chan and graduate Kristin Chan, says the college process has changed distinctly over the years. “The college process is more involved, and . . . the AP classes, test scores and application writings [are more important],” says Chan.

November 12, 2010
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Political influences of Aragon students

Politics

If controversy had a birthday, it would be in November. American voters experience an onslaught of opinions throughout October in preparation for November elections, from things like robo-calls, to yard signs. But the onslaught does not only affect voters. Teenagers and the country’s youth also lend their voice to the fray. Many students are not of age to vote, and whether that stifles their political voice depends on the student.

November 12, 2010
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Teachers look back at extra-curricular activities

Teachers

There are a number of teachers at Aragon who also happen to be former students of the institution they now teach at. Looking back on the past and the present, they all can see the changes that have occurred to the extracurricular activities they participated in as well as those that have stood the test of time.

November 12, 2010
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